Seasonal Browse Assistant Job at Chester Zoo – in Chester

Job Description

We are Chester Zoo, and for nearly 90 years we have been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction.

We’re also a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic and expert people, doing everything we can to prevent extinction, from caring for animals to discovering new conservation ideas, and giving our visitors an inspirational day out.

We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and, despite all the recent challenges thrown at us, we still want to be the best zoo in the world! If you think you can help us to achieve that, then we’d love to hear from you.

We currently have a temporary vacancy for a Seasonal Browse Worker to join our busy Animal Supplies Department, which provides key services to the animal sections including the daily harvesting, collection and distribution of browse (leafy branches for animal food), in addition supporting the general manual work and operation of the department across the Zoo

The successful candidate will have:
A full driving license valid in the UK and one which allows them to tow a trailer heavier than 750kg (licence category E)

Experience of working in a team

Desirable criteria:
Experience of agriculture and arboriculture would be desirable

Experience and certification in the use of chainsaws

Hours of work are 40 per week, working from 7am to 3.30pm Monday – Friday, although some flexibility is required to cover weekends when needed.

The salary for this role is £18,532.80 per annum pro rata, and in addition we offer a range of amazing benefits which can be found at www.chesterzoo.org/work-with-us/staff-benefits/

To apply for this position, please go to www.chesterzoo.org/work-with-us/ and click apply now to provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe you should be considered for our Seasonal Browse Worker role.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 9th May 2021

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Company: Chester Zoo –

Company Location:  Chester

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